...a mammoth bouquet of black cherries, graphite, cured meats, Asian spices, and assorted garrigue-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays straight and focused on the palate... with a stacked mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and fabulous length.
It boasts a cool, fresh nose of strawberries, cola and tree bark, yet it's full-bodied and tannic on the palate. Dense and chewy, albeit with a mouthwatering sense of freshness...
Pungent aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, potpourri and smoky minerals, along with a spicy nuance...sappy black raspberry, bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors and suggestions of candied lavender and licorice...finishes extremely long and precise, with building tannins that meld smoothly with the wine's densely packed fruit.
Supple and alluring in feel, with a silky edge to the mix of anise, plum sauce and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors. A twinge of roasted apple wood shows on the finish, followed by an echo of lavender. Displays lovely range.
Rich and thick on the nose, but still retains that all-important lightness of touch on the palate... Soy and blackcurrant on the finish, rounded and fragrant with lovely violet length. Substance with silkiness.